Licensing

WildBrain CPLG expands into APAC

Entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency WildBrain CPLG, whose brands include Teletubbies and In the Night Garden, is continuing to strengthen its global footprint with expansion across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and the launch of new dedicated offices in Singapore, Taipei and Seoul. Additionally, the licensing team who are …

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Paramount Global promotes Pam Kaufman to President, Consumer Products and Experiences

Paramount Global has announced that Pam Kaufman will take on the role of President, Consumer Products and Experiences, effective immediately. In addition to leading the Consumer Products business representing well over $5.5 billion in worldwide retail revenue, Kaufman will now have oversight across the Paramount global portfolio of Live Experiences …

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Funko opens its first international franchise store in Dubai

Funko has announced that it has appointed Monkey Distribution as the first franchise operator catering to growing pop culture enthusiasts and Funko Funatics in the Middle East. The store, to be owned and operated by Monkey Distribution, is located in the newly constructed Dubai Hills Mall and is expected to …

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Farshore to publish Squishmallows official collector’s guide

Farshore has acquired publishing rights to the official collector’s guide for the award-winning plush property, Squishmallows. Emma Cairns-Smith, Global Licensing Acquisition Director for Brands and Licensing at Farshore, signed a worldwide rights deal with Jazwares along with its Kellytoy subsidiary for the Squishmallows Official Collector’s Guide.  Since Squishmallows launched in …

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JumpStart and Upper Deck team up for Neopets trading cards and game

JumpStart, owner of Neopets, has announced a new agreement with premier sports and entertainment collectibles company, Upper Deck, to release a long-awaited new line of Neopets collectible trading cards. Brokered with the help of Carlin West Agency LLC, Upper Deck and Neopets will release the highly anticipated Neopets trading card …

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Mattel announces multi-year global licensing agreement for DreamWorks’ Trolls

Mattel has entered into a multi-year global licensing agreement with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, one of the most recognised family entertainment brands in the world. Through the agreement, Mattel has the licensing rights to develop a full line of toys for the franchise, including dolls, vehicles, plush, games …

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Speakers confirmed for European Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit

Iconic British retail brands Liberty and Sainsbury’s, and global entertainment powerhouse Hasbro, are just three of the speakers confirmed for the second European Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit (B&LIS), taking place 21 June at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Liberty, Sainsbury’s and Hasbro join an already packed agenda of …

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Bing set for further success in the Nordics with new toy partner Maki

Acamar Films’ award-winning pre-school series Bing is poised for further growth in the Nordics, announcing Maki as the property’s new pan-regional master toy partner. The agreement follows the contract renewal with licensing agent Alicom, as Bing continues to deliver strong broadcast ratings across the region.   Bing’s global master toy partner …

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48 new licensing deals for CoComelon, Blippi and Morphle

Brand Licensing specialist The Point.1888 and its sub agents across EMEA have signed a raft of new licensee deals for Moonbug Entertainment’s hit brands Blippi, CoComelon and Morphle. The new deals come on the back of recent news that Blippi is now available on demand via streaming giants Netflix and HBO …

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